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I’m a race car driver, a car enthusiast, owner of car dealerships, and now a blogger! With years of car care and racing experience, I’m ready to share my knowledge with you. Join me right here for car tips, news, advice, and much more!

—Taz Harvey

One with Your Car—the 2022 Mazda CX-9

Holistic Performance The 2022 Mazda CX-9 delivers a completely holistic approach to driving. Mazda’s standard i-Activ AWD® and G-Vectoring Control Plus work together, proactively adjusting to changing road conditions. Combined with the responsive Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Turbo engine, the system is designed to create a more invigorating drive. When traversing uneven terrain, Off-road Traction Assist optimizes…

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Maintaining Peak Performance—The San Leandro Mazda Service Center

Peak performance is what Mazda vehicles are all about.  Maintaining their peak performance is what the service team at San Leandro Mazda Service Center is all about. Every service team member at San Leandro Mazda Service Center is factory-trained to provide the service that keeps your Mazda performing at its best. Genuine Mazda Parts, processes…

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A Mazda for Everyone: The Mazda3

The 2022 Mazda3 has arrived and it’s as sporty and versatile as ever! Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Mazda3 is sleek with a high-touch, premium feel but starts at just a little over $20,000. Its package options also gives customers a lot to choose from. The Mazda 3 is offered with a base…

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Perfecting a Legend: 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata

How do you improve perfection? The two-seat Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible has been a favorite among driving enthusiasts since its debut over 30 years ago. Applauded for its near perfect weight distribution and unfussy performance, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is that rare vehicle that stays popular while changing relatively little over the years. For the…

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More to Love: New 2022 Mazda CX-30

Now in its third model year, the new Mazda CX-30 is gaining a reputation for being the subcompact SUV for those who like to drive. And J.D. Power gave the 2022 Mazda CX-30 the 2022 U.S. ALG Residual Value award for the best residual value in the subcompact utility category! That means that the Mazda…

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Be Outdoorsy in the All-New 2023 Mazda CX-50

An all-new Mazda SUV is coming and will be produced right here in the U.S.A.! The new 2023 Mazda CX-50 was designed exclusively for North American drivers. With standard i-Activ AWD, the new Mazda CX-50 boasts more off-road capability in a Mazda than ever before. Featuring signature Mazda Kodo design, the first-ever Mazda CX-50 is…

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Refined Elegance: New 2022 Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Mazda CX-5, just got even more attractive to own and drive. The new 2022 Mazda CX-5, along with the rest of the new Mazda CX lineup, now feature standard all-wheel-drive. Subtle changes to the exterior of the already stylish CUV give the new Mazda CX-5 a more elegant…

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Winterize Your Mazda

Maintaining your Mazda will not only save you money in the long run but also keep your Mazda running safely, reliably and at peak performance. In Northern California, we are lucky to have more mild winters. However, rain, sleet and trips to the mountains all require a Mazda running at its best. Prepare your Mazda…

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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own

The perennially popular Mazda MX-5 Miata is also a smart buy. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) named the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata the best sports car in its 2021 Lowest 5-year Cost to Own Awards. While the Mazda MX-5 Miata starts with a reasonable purchase price, that is not all that makes it KBB’s Best Sports…

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Find Your CUV: 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 and 2021 Mazda CX-5 are affordable, stylish, high-performing CUVs that seat five. But they have a few key differences that offer various benefits depending on your lifestyle and driving needs. The Mazda CX-30 is slightly smaller and sportier, and the Mazda CX-5 is a sophisticated, premium option. Both new Mazdas offer…

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Safe, Stylish, and Sporty: The 2021 Mazda CX-5

Award-Winning 2021 Mazda CX-5 The new 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a hit with drivers and critics alike. Scoring a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best list for 2021 and 2021 Editor’s Choice Award, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 also ranks as their top choice for a compact crossover, beating out the VW Tiguan and Honda CR-V.…

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Meet the All-New, All-Electric Mazda MX-30

When Mazda does something new, they take the time to do it right. With the debut of the first ever all-electric Mazda, you can bet the wait will be worth it. The new 2022 Mazda MX-30 will arrive in California first later in 2021, with a full roll-out planned for next year. A Mazda MX-30…

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata: Made for Bay Area Driving

Spring in Northern California offers some of the most scenic routes for driving enthusiasts. The Bay Area’s rolling landscape coupled with fresh spring blooms provides a refreshing change to the muted colors of winter and the dry days of summer. And there is no better car in which to enjoy this phenomenal weather than a…

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Meet the Mazda 2.5 Turbo Family

Since its debut in the 2016 Mazda CX-9, Mazda’s SKYACTIV-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine now spans across most of the 2021 Mazda lineup (excluding the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda CX-3), including the 2021 Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-30, Mazda3 and Mazda6. The turbocharged engine produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque,…

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Discover a New Mazda CUV

What is a CUV? Crossover Utility Vehicles, or CUVs, are SUV-like vehicles that drive more like a car. You get the space and capabilities of an SUV but with better fuel economy and more agile handling. Mazda CUVs include the entire Mazda CX line that are high style, high tech, high performance vehicles that are…

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The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Has It All

After its debut in 2020, the Mazda CX-30 crossover quickly became recognized for its sleek styling, versatile driving capabilities, and quality craftsmanship. For the 2021 model year, the new Mazda CX-30 now has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard and a new turbocharged 2.5-liter engine option, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo. This smaller crossover…

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2021 Mazda6 Pulls Out All the Stops

The new 2021 Mazda6 sedan proves you can have it all: a family-friendly, practical car that is fun to drive and affordable to boot! This new edition of the Mazda6 will get Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto® capabilities standard, plus, you can opt for the sleek, sexy Carbon Edition for those who enjoy turning heads.…

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New Carbon Edition from Mazda

Looking for something a little different? For 2021, Mazda is introducing the once-in-a-lifetime Carbon Edition trim on the new Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9 and Mazda6 sedan. Stand out from the crowd with a head-turning Polymetal Grey exterior paint, and start a conversation with a red leather interior trimmed in black metallic accents. Move beyond black…

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Get Ready For the New 2021 MAZDA3 2.5 TURBO

Mazda just unveiled the highly anticipated 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Hatchback, featuring the SKYACTIV-G® dynamic pressure turbo engine and i-ACTIV® AWD system, giving it a powerful 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, when paired with 93 octane fuel. The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo will be available as a sedan or hatchback, with a six-speed…

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